|1992||In October five young artists, Andrea Stark, Susana Tapia, Amparo Ponce, Joan Bagué, and Jean Marc Duray, taking part in a peaceful public protest against the celebrations to mark Columbus's arrival in the Americas, were detained by members of the army in Quito. During their detention without charge, they were tortured and threatened with death. They were released three days later.|
Also see Argentina (1950–: Blanksten; 1977–: Pérez Esquivel).
Amnesty International, Report 1993 (London 1993) 117.
Monge, E., personal communication, September 1999.
Until at least the early 1960s, archives from the period before the military took over in 1952 were sometimes neglected for nationalistic reasons. Some archive custodians reportedly regarded pre-1952 history as a long period of foreign domination, the sources of which were allowed to perish. The archives were allegedly purged of controversial or embarrassing records. The state's archive section housing Turkish documents was closed down completely upon the death of its last surviving archivist. Documents pertaining to the history of revolutions